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US Navy Challenge Coin Display

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Project by mspain77 posted 08-05-2017 03:54 AM 607 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from the same figured red oak as the table top challenge coin holder was, this one is 21 5/8” tall and 12 1/2” wide with the four shelves being 11 1/2” long. Each shelf holds roughly 8-9 regular sized challenge coins like the one in the pictures.
I opted for the keyholes for hanging the piece flush onto a wall, and went with spray-on poly for the finish and of course I burned my logo on the back as well.
Thanks for checking it out guys, and happy woodworking.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!





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TheQueTip

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#1 posted 08-06-2017 01:49 AM

Very nicely done. I was not aware of what a challenge board/coin was, but I did a few searches to understand what they are. Do you make these for service personal or for family members that are in one of the military branches?

Regardless who receives them, I am sure they appreciate your work to produce them.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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mspain77

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#2 posted 08-07-2017 05:27 AM

@TheQueTip, thank you for the kind words. I live near a Naval Air Station and most of my family is retired Navy. There are a ton of active duty and retired military guys in this area, so that’s my target. I don’t know if you saw the table top display I made, but that was for my uncle who is a retired E8. He has spread the word to a lot of his retired and active duty buddies that are also in the market for coin displays, so I just made this one to show a different take on the piece. Nobody has spoken for this one yet, but I did get a private message on my website for a custom coin display project coming up pretty soon. Hopefully that will be the second of many more to come.

-- It's a BEAUTIFUL day to cut some wood & build something!

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